Polis Online https://www.polisonline.com.ng Security News Online Sat, 02 May 2020 09:08:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 107812371 Again, Customs allegedly kill 15-year-old boy https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/05/02/again-customs-allegedly-kill-15-year-old-boy/ https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/05/02/again-customs-allegedly-kill-15-year-old-boy/#comments Sat, 02 May 2020 09:08:58 +0000 https://www.polisonline.com.ng/?p=106918 Men of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) in Ogun State have been accused of killing a 15-year-old boy, Riliwan Bello, in Owode, Yewa South Local Government of the state.

Bello, a student of Area Community High School was allegedly killed by a stray bullet fired by men of the NCS, Ogun 1 Area Command.

This is coming barely one month after the NCS reportedly killed a 15-year-old Sekinat Agbelade in Agosasa, Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State.

It was reliably gathered that the Customs officers, on March 29, while on the chase of some suspected smugglers, fired gunshots, killing the innocent girl.

It was gathered that Bello’s death was similar to that of Agbelade.

It was gathered that the incident happened when the Customs men broke into some shops in Owode to evacuate bags of sugar and rice, which they suspected had been smuggled into the country.

In the course of the evacuation, locals said they were shooting sporadically into the air for reasons best known to them.

It was said that Bello was killed by a stray bullet which hit him on the head.

Bello was reportedly rushed to a hospital, where he eventually gave up the ghost.

The Public Relations Officer of the NCS, Ogun 1 Command, Abdullahi Maiwada confirmed the incident.

However, Maiwada said the slain boy was a cultist, alleging that he belonged to the Eiye confraternity.

He said, “At about 0830hours of 1/5/2020, some group of miscreants, suspected to be cultists (popularly known as ‘eye boys’ ) violently confronted officers of NCS, Ogun I Command Anti-smuggling Patrol Team with assorted weapons at Owode (Yewa South LGA of Ogun State).

“The team came across the hostility while peacefully performing their lawful duty of seizing smuggled 47 bags of sugar, 13 bags of rice (50 kg each) and three cartons of sugar stocked at a residence located along Owode-Idiroko Road.

“In the melee that ensued, information available revealed that one among the suspected cultists died, while officers including the team leader sustained various degrees of injuries.

“The name of the deceased, who is popularly known among the ‘area boys’, is Owoeba. Other popular members of the notorious gang at large are Angaba, Wudor, Solomon (a.k.a K.Solo).”

Maiwada stated further that, “We wish to use this opportunity to acknowledge the timely intervention of Nigerian Army 192 Battalion, Owode, Operatives of National Border Drill, and the Nigeria Police Force, Owode.

“In the same vein, we wish to recognize the patriotic Owode Youths who shunned the cultists and assisted the operatives of Nigeria Customs Service to evacuate the offensive goods. Their action is worthy of emulation as the NCS is always out to perform their duty for the common good of the entire nation.”

He added, however, that investigation on the the incident is ongoing, promising to make same available accordingly.

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Father, pregnant wife, 3 daughters found dead in a room https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/30/father-pregnant-wife-3-daughters-found-dead-in-a-room/ https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/30/father-pregnant-wife-3-daughters-found-dead-in-a-room/#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2020 15:42:33 +0000 https://www.polisonline.com.ng/?p=106907 The Enugu State Police Command has commenced investigation into the death of five members of a family in the outskirts of Enugu metropolis in Enugu State.

The sixth member of the family, a boy, was however found in coma and had been rushed to a hospital

The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Enugu.

Ndukwe said that the incident took place at City Estate Layout, Amokpo-Nike near Enugu on Wednesday, April 29, in the morning.

“The command’s knowledge of the unfortunate development followed a complaint received on April 29 at about 2.00 p.m. at Unity Police Station of a sudden and unnatural death of a family of six at City Estate Layout, Amokpo-Nike, Enugu.

“The operatives of the station, led by its Divisional Police Officer, SP Siga Malgwi, immediately moved to the location where they saw them lying lifeless in a room.

“The building was cordoned off, while Enugu East Local Government Health Authorities were contacted for examination and evacuation of the bodies.

“Arinze was immediately rushed to the hospital where he is said to be recovering,” he said.

According to him, corpses of five members of the family have been evacuated to the hospital for autopsy.

“Other members of the family whose bodies have been evacuated to the hospital for medical autopsy included: Dominic Onyekwe, husband; Chinaza Onyekwe, wife, who is suspected to be pregnant; Chioma, Oluebube and Blessing their daughters,” he said.

The police spokesman said that the commissioner of police had ordered investigation to ascertain the cause of their death

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Veteran Actor Zebrudaya hails IGP on POCAVOV Initiative https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/26/veteran-actor-zebrudaya-hails-igp-on-pocavov-initiative/ https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/26/veteran-actor-zebrudaya-hails-igp-on-pocavov-initiative/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2020 17:51:02 +0000 https://www.polisonline.com.ng/?p=106900 The Inspector General of police IGP Mohammed Abubakar ADAMU has been applauded for coming up with POCACOV initiative which he nationally launched in the country on 12th March,2020 in Abuja.

The applaud was made on 24/4/2020 by chief Chika Okpala alias chief zebrudaya okoroigwe nwogbo (4.30) when he led team of board members and editor of Crime Watch News Services on courtesy visit on the National coordinator police campaign Against cultism and other vices (POCACOV ) Csp Ebere Amaraizu at the IGP MA ADAMU POCACOV resource Centre Enugu .

According to chief chika okpala ,we commend the IGP on this laudable programme which is aimed at saving our youth from the claws of cultism and other vices .

The programme is apt considering the rate at which our youth get involved in cultism and other vices .We are here to lend our support to the campaign just as we call on well meaning Nigerians ,government Agencies,corporate bodies and other relevant stakeholders to join the Nigeria police force in this campaign which is community driven .

If we continue to keep quite on this then we shall be sure of having a future generation infested with cultism and other vices and which spells doom for our dear society and the nation at large

Chief Steve Okorie ukiwe ,comrade Zubby Agina the director crime watch news services as well as chief Oliver Ezemba a board member maintained that the our young ones need to be continuously sensitized on the dangers of cultism and other vices hence the need to collaborate with POCACOV to engage with different stakeholders with a view to creating the awareness and reducing the incidences and menace of cultism .

The group also pledged their support of POCACOV and its activities in the country .

Responding,the national coordinator police campaign Against cultism and other vices (POCACOV) CSP Ebere Amaraizu thanked the group on behalf of the inspector General of police and assured them on the readiness of the IGP MA ADAMU POCACOV resource Centre to partner with them towards the execution of several modules on child development as it affects cultism and other vices

Pocacov is working with different stakeholders in line with the tenets of community oriented policing and we have found crime watch media services as a dependable in this direction .

He further revealed that following the flag off of POCACOV on 29/8/2019 in Enugu and its national launch on 12/3/2020 in Abuja by the inspector General of police IGP MA ADAMU that the programme is gradually impacting as young ones are becoming aware of the consequences of cultism and other vices which usually are not told to them during the initiation processes.

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Akeredolu to prosecute policeman admitted for COVID-19 https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/26/akeredolu-to-prosecute-policeman-admitted-for-covid-19/ https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/26/akeredolu-to-prosecute-policeman-admitted-for-covid-19/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2020 11:13:11 +0000 https://www.polisonline.com.ng/?p=106896 Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, might push for the prosecution of a policeman who has been admitted at the state Infectious Disease Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 in Lagos State.

It was gathered that the Governor was peeved that the policeman put the lives of Ondo residents at risk after about two weeks when no fresh COVID-19 case was recorded.

In a Twitter post, Governor Akeredolu described the action of the policeman as reckless.

The policeman was said to have been tested in Lagos but came to Ondo before the result was released.

Upon getting the result through a text message, the policeman raced back to Lagos and when treatment was not forthcoming, he returned to Ondo and asked to be admitted.

Government sources said the Governor was worried on how the policeman could enter the state at a time the borders were closed and heavy security details were manning them.

The source said charges would be preferred against the policeman after he has been treated.

It was further learnt that the Governor might also asked for an overhaul of police personnel in the state as their activities in curbing the spread of COVID-19 have been unimpressive.

Also, some policemen manning Ondo State borders are to face disciplinary action after a Benue State bound commuter bus carrying about twenty passengers from Lagos was intercepted at Akure city centre.

Adie said he has warned his men at all entering points into Ondo State to ensure no entry of any kind, except those considered to be on essential services.

He said he has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge Operations to bring to book all those involved in the coverage of the routes the bus passed through until it was apprehended in Akure.

The Ondo Police boss vowed to deal decisively with those found culpable in the passage of the Benue bound bus into Akure.

The statement reads in parts, “Even though border points into Ondo State are manned by a combination of all security agencies in the State, it is considered the prime duty of the Nigeria Police who by their stand is the first on the frontline of internal security to live up to their bidding by sincerely performing their tasks at this crucial moment without any blemish.

“Since the State government announced the first index case, I completely placed my Command on a new direction of correctness, sweeping away those with timid and unprofessional attitudes that may jeopardize the directives of government, and I can be bold to say that we are totally keeping with the tenet of professional policing which is why the Command is working at an incredible rapid rate in order to cover all entry points into Ondo State.

“In this hard and tempting period of our lifetime, no police officer worth his salt should be found engaged in any act inimical to the reason for policing.”

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Police arrest man, wife for using son for ritual purpose https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/26/police-arrest-man-wife-for-using-son-for-ritual-purpose/ https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/26/police-arrest-man-wife-for-using-son-for-ritual-purpose/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2020 09:22:31 +0000 https://www.polisonline.com.ng/?p=106893 The Police in Ogun State have arrested a herbalist, Lajuwon Ogunleye and his wife Adetutu Apalaya, for conspiracy and murder of their seven-year -old son, Pelumi Apalaya, for ritual purpose.

Also arrested along with the couple is one Fatai Sefiu in connection with the ritual killing of the boy.

The suspects were arrested on April 22 following an information received by the police at Abigi Divisional Headquarters that the seven year old boy who didn’t show any sign of illness, suddenly slumped and died.

This it was learnt, arouse the suspicion of some people around that the boy might have been used for ritual.

Upon their suspicion, the people started monitoring the herbalist who incidentally happened to be the step father of the deceased boy and his wife, who is the mother of the boy.

Unknown to them, they were monitored to the bush where they took the corpse for burial in company of the third suspect who happened to be a friend of the herbalist.

It was discovered that the boy was buried in an upright position after the suspects had harvested some body parts from the corpse.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a release, said upon confirmation of their suspicion, the people quickly alerted the police.

Abimbola, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) added that the Divisional Police Officer for Abigi Division, Tarkighir Joseph led detectives to the bush in Iwopin area of Ijebu waterside where the suspects were rounded up.

He stated: “The suspects led policemen to where the victim was buried and it was discovered that the deceased was buried in standing position.

” On interrogation, the second suspect, Fatai Sefiu, told the detectives that the boy was actually used for ritual by the stepfather in connivance with the deceased boy’s mother. He stated further that the couple have reached a conclusion before he was coopted into the business.

“The mother of the victim Adetutu Apalaya who first denied having knowledge of her husband plan to use her son for ritual was dumbfounded when asked whether or not she followed them to the bush where her son was buried and the mode of burial of the boy.”

According to the Police Spokesman, the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has given directive for the transfer of the case to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department(SCIID) for further investigation and prosecution.

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Police arrest husband over wife’s death https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/25/police-arrest-husband-over-wifes-death/ https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/25/police-arrest-husband-over-wifes-death/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2020 18:31:52 +0000 https://www.polisonline.com.ng/?p=106891 The police in Jigawa have arrested a 30-year-old man in Ringim Local Government area of the state over the death of his 17-year-old wife.

The Spokesman of the state police command, SP Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Dutse.

He said that the police in the local government area received a report from Kankaleru village on April 21, at about 8 am, that at about 6.30 am. of the same day, a newly-married lady was found dead in her matrimonial room.

Jinjiri gave the name of the lady, who, he said, lived in the same address as her husband, as Hansa’u Audu.

“Upon receipt of the information, the police rushed to the scene and took the body of the lady to the hospital where it was confirmed dead by a doctor.

“The police strongly suspected the husband of the deceased and arrested him for interrogation.

“Investigation revealed that at about 4 am, the suspect went to her (the deceased) as husband, but she turned down his request, as he was not the one she intended to marry, in the first place.

“In the process, he was suspected to have used serious force on her to satisfy his desire and she consequently died,” Jinjiri said.

According to him, the case is under investigation at the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID).

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‘Why Edo Police quickly concluded trial of two dismissed policemen’ https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/25/why-edo-police-quickly-concluded-trial-of-two-dismissed-policemen/ https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/25/why-edo-police-quickly-concluded-trial-of-two-dismissed-policemen/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2020 14:28:08 +0000 https://www.polisonline.com.ng/?p=106889 The trial on Friday at the Edo State Police Headquarters in Benin of the two policemen: Corporal Ozimende Aidonojie (F/NO.491112) and Constable Salubi Stephen (F/NO.516384), who fought in public on Wednesday and the video went viral, was quickly concluded and they were recommended for dismissal, to serve as a deterrent to others.

It was gathered on Saturday from a senior police officer in Benin, who spoke in confidence, that the trial started on Friday morning at the police headquarters in Government Reservation Area (GRA), Benin and presided over by top police officers from the command, who did not waste time in coming up with their recommendations the same day.

The source disclosed that immediately the trial was rounded off and the two errant policemen were recommended for dismissal, the Edo Commissioner of Police, Lawan Jimeta, was briefed and he subsequently informed the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu.

The internal disciplinary action was ordered by the IGP, who declared that the show of shame was not in the character of police officers and men, who he said must be disciplined at all times, with unprofessional conduct not to be condoned.

The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), said on Friday night: “‪CPL Ozimende Aidonojie and PC Salubi Stephen captured in a viral video fighting shamelessly in Edo State have been tried and found guilty. They have been dismissed from the Force.”

Edo police commissioner on Thursday ordered the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ebelle Town in Igueben Local Government Area of Edo state, where the fight took place, to bring to the police headquarters in Benin, the two policemen who fought in public.

The errant policemen, according to the viral video, did not conduct themselves well in public, with Jimeta expressing displeasure over the show of shame.

Spokesman of Edo police command, Chidi Nwabuzor, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said: “On the video that is trending on the social media, the information gathered from DPO, Ebelle Divisional Headquarters, indicates that there was an accident involving a blue Toyota Corolla car, with registration number: ABJ 369 EG and an unregistered Deylong motorcycle at Ebelle Town

“Immediately, Ozimende Aidonojie and Salubi Stephen were detailed to go to the accident scene to do the needful, but unfortunately, when they got there, they engaged themselves in a physical combat and brought about the embarrassing video.

“The DPO, on Wednesday, arrested and detained the two rank and file in the cell at Ebelle, though without recourse to the CP. However, the CP ordered him (DPO) to come to the state headquarters with the errant policemen.”

Some of the residents of Ebelle, who watched the shameful scene, were overheard in the viral video calling on police authorities to severely discipline the policemen, for members of the public not to see their conduct as acceptable.

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Ikorodu General Hospital records suspected COVID-19 related death https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/18/ikorodu-general-hospital-records-suspected-covid-19-related-death/ https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/18/ikorodu-general-hospital-records-suspected-covid-19-related-death/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2020 17:23:04 +0000 https://www.polisonline.com.ng/?p=106883 The Ikorodu General Hospital has recorded a suspected COVID-19 related death, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

A reliable source told NAN that the deceased, a woman, was rushed to the hospital by her relatives on April 12 for treatment.

According to the source, the deceased patient presented Kidney failure, but was discovered to be manifesting suspected COVID-19 symptoms.

“Relations of the deceased patient was advised to take the woman to the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos for COVID-19 screening.

“Against medical advice, the deceased patient was, however, taken back home by relatives.

“But, she was brought back to the hospital and presented her at the Emergency Centre the following night in critical condition,” NAN gathered.

The source said that the deceased woman, suspected to be Covid-19 patient, was eventually admitted and isolated in a ward.

“But unfortunately, the patient died before day break in the hospital,” the source told NAN.

According to the source, officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) were informed and came to the hospital to take samples from the deceased patient.

The source told NAN that they were informed on Friday that the deceased result tested positive to Covid-19, with warning to the hospital management to isolate all health officials that attended to the deceased patient.

Information obtained by NAN revealed that NCDC officials were at the Ikorodu General Hospital on Friday to take samples of health workers who attended to the deceased.

“Some of the health workers that attended to the patient had been crying, as most of them did not use Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), while attending to the deceased patient.

“Most times, health workers wear nylon as PPE, and the numbers of gloves, which are usually about two to four given daily to each health workers to attend to patients are inadequate,” the source said.

The official said that there had been several complaints to the hospital management about the welfare and safety of health workers, and nothing was done to improve the situation.

The source also said that about four health workers had direct contact with the deceased patient.

According to the source, health workers at the hospital had henceforth decided that, “No PPE, no work,” will be their stance from April 20.

However, efforts made by NAN to get the Medical Director of Ikorodu General Hospital, Dr Oluwafunmilayo Bankole, to comment on the issue proved abortive.

Several calls and SMS sent by NAN to Bankole’s line to get further details were unanswered.

Also, Mr Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, the Public Affairs Director, Lagos State Ministry of Health, was called by NAN to comment on the situation.

Ogunbanwo simply said, “I am not aware.”

When NAN reached out to the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on the issue, the call was picked by one of his Personal Assistants, who told NAN that the Commissioner was in a meeting.

The commissioner aide told NAN to send SMS, which was immediately done, but with no response as at the time of filing this report.

(NAN)

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14 passengers burnt to death in bloody road crash https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/17/14-passengers-burnt-to-death-in-bloody-road-crash/ https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/17/14-passengers-burnt-to-death-in-bloody-road-crash/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2020 18:40:11 +0000 https://www.polisonline.com.ng/?p=106879 A fatal motor accident has left fourteen travelers dead while eight others sustained serious injuries in Kano State.

It was gathered that the accident happened on Thursday evening at Makole town along Kano Wudil highway, 30km away from Kano.

The tragic incident involved a Toyata Hiace bus with registration number DAL 116 XA, conveying 22 passengers.

According to a statement released by Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Kano, Corps Commander Zubairu Mato, the vehicle, which went into flames, burnt 14 passengers to death, leaving eight survivors with burnt injuries.

The release said both the injured and burnt corpses had already been evacuated to Wudil General Hospital, Wudil.

Although the Sector Commander stressed that the vehicle was overloaded with passengers, he reiterated the command’s commitment to dealing decisively with earring motorists who are perpetual offenders.

The Sector Commander also cautioned passengers from boarding vehicles already overloaded to prevent needless crashes.

” Let me use this occasion to warn the general public to comply with the stay-at-home order being enforced in Kano State, which is in the best interest of everyone, as it is a measure put in place to curtail further spread of COVID-19 virus in the state.

“ Whoever is arrested violating this order will be sanctioned accordingly.”

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Man beats wife to death https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/13/man-beats-wife-to-death/ https://www.polisonline.com.ng/2020/04/13/man-beats-wife-to-death/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2020 20:00:36 +0000 https://www.polisonline.com.ng/?p=106869 A deadly blow from a farmer, Mr. Eric Olowokande, on his wife, Mojere, has led to her death.

The incident happened at Yaba street in Idanre, Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Witnesses said Eric had a quarrel with his wife and it led to fighting which made him to hit her hard.

The wife was said to have fallen down and rushed to the hospital where she was confirmed dead.

Her death made her husband fled to evade arrest.

The remains of the deceased have been deposited at General Hospital, Idanre.

Ondo Police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident and said the husband has been arrested.

He said investigation has commenced into the killing.

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